Local Law Enforcement to Begin Thanksgiving Seat Belt & Impaired Driving Enforcement Campaign


This Thanksgiving the Macomb Police Department is joining the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement agencies to ensure holiday travelers are buckled up and driving sober with a “Click It or
Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign that runs Nov. 17-27.

“Thanksgiving means more vehicles on the road – and an increased risk of crashes,” said Sergeant Goc.
“No matter how long or short your drive, remember to buckle up and make sure children are in a safe
seat. By buckling up and planning for a sober ride home, you help everyone have a safe and happy

The goal of this high-visibility effort is to reduce motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and fatalities. Proper
seat-belt use is the most effective way to protect vehicle occupants. According to IDOT, the statewide
seat-belt usage rate has room for improvement at 92.9%.

If you will be celebrating with alcohol or other impairing substances, please remember:

  • Plan for a sober ride home before you go out.
  • Call a taxi, take mass transit, or ask a family member to get you home safely.
  • Use your favorite ride-share service, such as Uber or Lyft, or take public transportation.
  • If you see a drunk driver, pull over safely and call 911.
  • Make sure everyone in your vehicle wears their seat belt. It is the best defense against
    an impaired driver.

The Thanksgiving enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the
Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).

***Courtesy of the Macomb Police Department***

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